Cervical spinal stenosis can be far more dangerous by compressing the spinal cord. Cervical canal stenosis may lead to myelopathy , a serious conditions causing symptoms including major body weakness and paralysis.  Such severe spinal stenosis symptoms are virtually absent in lumbar stenosis , however, as the spinal cord terminates at the top end of the adult lumbar spine, with only nerve roots (cauda equina) continuing further down.  Cervical spinal stenosis is a condition involving narrowing of the spinal canal at the level of the neck . It is frequently due to chronic degeneration,  but may also be congenital or traumatic. Treatment frequently is surgical. 
High dosages of oral corticosteroids taken daily for prolonged periods of time can have serious systemic side effects including bone loss ( osteoporosis), increased risk of infections and diabetes and cataracts, thinning of skin, stretch marks, increased facial/body hair growth, acne, fluid retention, weight gain with redistribution of fat (fat deposits on back and face, thinning of limbs), muscle weakness, decreased resistance to infections, stomach ulcers, mood swings, insomnia, suppression of the body's own production of cortisol, etc.