My mother was diagnosed with cervical degenerative disk disease and she is 80 years old. How is degenerative disc disease treated in older adults? There are 4 stages of DDD. At her age, it could just be maintenance of symptoms and keeping it from getting worse. You can try decompression, muscle therapies, some try laser therapies, and of course chiropractic adjustments.
Other things she could do at home:
- Reduce stress
- Avoid or quit smoking
- Stay well hydrated
- Reduce your alcohol consumption
- Maintain a healthy weight through good nutrition and exercise
- Invest on a good-quality supportive mattress