What is "cervical spondylosis without myelopathy"?

As below. When spondylosis does not affect spinal cord or the root spinal nerves.
Just degeneration. Just that there are degenerative changes within the spine that could even narrow the spinal canal but the spinal cord is not affected even if there is some compression demonstrated on inaging studies yet based on an otherwise normal clinical exam and no symptoms of myelopathy.

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Can someone tell me what cervical spondylosis without myelopathy means? And what are annular tears?

Degenerative changes. Cervical spondylosis implies degenerative changes of the cervical spine. These changes will occur in everyone, & typically starts in the 2nd decade of life. It involves bone spurs, degenerative disc(s), includes tears in the annulus (structure that surrounds the disc material), herniated discs. Myelopathy is a disturbance of the spinal cord mostly due to a pathology compressing the spinal cord. Read more...
Yes. Yes. The outer part of the intervertebral disc is known as the annulus fibrosis, and when it tears it is known as an annular tear. Cervical Spondylosis is another way to describe degenerative arthritis in the cervical (neck) part of the spine. Don't hesitate to discuss these findings with your doctor. Read more...

Cervical spondylosis without myelopathy. I was walking when struck by a suv in may of 2012. No neck or shoulder problems before. Why now?

You got hit by a SUV. All 62 year olds have spondylosis which is the aging of the spine. You sustained an injury to the structures of your neck that in a number of patients can exceed one year from time of injury in the distribution you describe. See a spine specialist for an evaluation and treatment suggestions as even a yonger person without pre existing spondylosis can also experience prolonged symptoms. Read more...
Lighting up. People who have pre existing conditions like spondylosis often become symptomatic after trauma. This is caused "lighting up of a pre-existing condition" and is seen frequently in l&i cases. Read more...

Diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more?

Neck degeneration. Cervical spondylosis is an arthritic-like wear and tear degeneration of the vertebrae, and typically results in neck pain, stiffness, and decreased flexibility. When the process results in bony changes, the spinal canal can narrow at various levels, and if the spinal cord is compressed, that can cause numbness, weakness, and bladder problems (result of "myelopathy"). Read more...
Yes. People have spinal canals that vary in size from one another but they all develop degenerative changes over time called spondylosis which can create further narrowing of the spinal canal leading to spinal cord compression causing a myelopathy that will get worse over time but varies in rate but usually requires surgery . Read more...

I'm diagnosed with cervical spondylosis w/myelopathy. Can anyone tell me more about it.?

Spinal cord compress. It is a degenerative condition, with narrowing of the spinal canal and impingement of the spinal cord, with symptoms such as hand clumpsiness, dropping things, change of gait, balance problems, etc. Read more...