As for a position you must test and find one you are comfortable with yourself. My position always involves laying down with head raised.... For pain i pretty much rely on ice packs and headache soothing rubs? Headsoothe they are called as pain killers are pretty much a placebo for me and have no effect :(
I have started putting heat muscle rub on my back for pain and the burning takes my mind of headache for a while also lol
Rubbing method oil on my temples and behind ears gives me some relief and the smell is relaxing.
Hope you can find something to help
Are you referring to head pain, neck pain, or pain somewhere else? For me, pre-op, nothing worked. I had headaches that would wake me up every couple of hours. Now that I'm post-op, I prop myself up on the couch with my Chiari Zipperhead pillow and that seems to help my pain meds work. The pillow is great (I had it pre-op, too) because it has filling you can add or take out.
Pain and movement go together for me. I can't lay flat. If I fully support my head and shoulders,to say....3/4 sitting position while laying on my back and elevate my legs behind the knees,this takes pressure off a tender lowback and tailbone, its tolerable and the pain meds can knock the headache down to a manageable 4 or 5.
Neck pain...sorry no fix there. I haven't found one yet. I hate anything touching it sometimes, others I need soft support.
Hope this helps.
thank you! i will try some of these out! xx