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i have a couple of problems - can anyone help

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:38 pm
by maggie144
Hi everyone.

Sorry i've not been around for a while but i put my back out and was laid up for a bit.

two problems first one is has anyone got any ideas on how i can clean my range, it has a stainless steel top, and butane gas run and i have no idea what i can use on it that is enviromentally freindly.

also does anyone have a natural remedy for my cronic back pain, i am off to the physio on monday, but the pain is so bad sometimes, and i can't have stronger pain killers, and don't really want any stronger.

wondered if anyone has any natutal ideas -

thanks in advance


Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:47 am
by Shirley
How about hot water and an e-cloth.... and given the fact that you've put your back out, someone else's elbow grease :wink:

Sorry to hear about your back - I'm not sure what to suggest there. Maybe some of the herbal creams might help - or a massage?

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:17 am
by Jack

Try lemon juice on your stainless steel.

Try an osteopath on your back.

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:04 pm
by Magpie
Or try baking soda on a damp cloth for your range... then wipe with white vinegar to get rid of the streaks.

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:30 pm
by contadina
I suffered from a number of problems with my back for years and spent a fortune visiting osteopaths and having massages etc and while they occasionally offered temporary relief it wasn't until I visited an Alexander Technique teacher that I made some real headway.

By relearning better posture and a few relaxation techniques that lengthen the spine I rarely suffer any back pain at all the days. Thanks to many of the things that I learned through Alexander Technique I can spot when I'm sitting wrongly or when I tense up when I'm getting too engrossed in work and I can now refocus and avoid the tenseness that used to lead to so much miserable back ache. It's probably not for everybody but I'd definitely say that it's worth attending a few lessons to see if it's for you.

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:53 pm
by Ranter
I'll second the Alexander Technique as way of preventing future problems - it helped me combat a particularly vicious headache that was apparently caused by bad posture.

To solve the problem in the short term, I'd recommend a good acupuncturist. I used to see one who was also a physio. It was a great combination: needles then manipulation of the muscles.

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:23 pm
by paddy
Physio anyday.