Hernia at t8 has caused great pain from crash for 7 years. Besides pain pills what cure or relief can there be?

Injections b4 surg. I agree with dr. Eisenberg, but I would add epidural injections prior to any surgical procedure.
Rehab or Surgery. I assume you mean a herniated disc at t8. Treatment usually begins with rehab and physical therapy and then surgery for unresponsive cases or if there are neurologic deficits.