First off, in advance, I apologize if this is not in the correct forum.
My mother just recently had L5 S1 fusion surgery and was released from the hospital today. It's her first night home and she is having trouble with dealing with pain (it's 1am CST and she's having trouble sleeping). She has a spasm that is running through her right thigh that is triggering even more pain and it's not allowing her to be comfortable. She's tried her pain meds and so far it's not doing anything. I just have a few questions as to how she could help deal with the pain.
1.) She was wondering as to whether or not she can sit in a recliner as she thinks it may help her relax a bit. She claims her doctor said no sitting in a recliner. I've read online that one patient used pillows on their recliner as a means of helping with alignment? Is this even viable?
2.) My mother is a "belly sleeper." She is having a rough time transitioning to sleeping on her back. Is there possibly any way that she can sleep on her stomach? I heard of one person putting pillows where a belt would go, but I'm not too keen on the idea of this. What would you say?
Again, I apologize if this is the wrong place for this type of thread and thank you for taking the time to read this.