Osteophyte formation can arise from a number of reasons, such as osteoarthritis
, movement of the vertebrae, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, aging, etc. If the osteophyte
impinges on the nerve then it can cause peripheral nerve problems. It depends how bad the osteophyte formation and the location. This may or may not be your problem. It there is irritiation of the nerve, then rehab might be beneficial.