What increases my risk for cervical spinal stenosis?

Disc diease. Arthritis, some time having infection and tumors in that area.
Arthritis. It is typically an arthritic condition and so often the worse the arthritis, the worse the stenosis.
Smoking family hx. Smoking is a risk of increased degenerative changes which can lead to spinal stenosis as is a strong family history of arthritis or back issues. Certain syndromes are associated with spinal stenosis.