Cosmetology is the art of beautifying and improving facial structures and hair. Cosmetology is a very big industry it is practiced all around the world and one of the BIGGEST problems Cosmetologists face throughout the years is back pain. I believe that Cosmetologists should be given a specific amount of health benefits to help them throughout their career life for their back.
I propose to help fix all the back ache caused throughout the years we should give Cosmetologists benefits to getting help throughout the years with back ache. Back ache has increased throughout the years in the Cosmetology community due to their work environment and causes many doctor visits throughout the year. This problem came to my attention because it is an issue that not many shed light on or are even concerned with, because obviously not everyone is in the business so not many know about it. In https://www.allure.com/story/hairdresser-bad-back it mentions that, “In order to perform their job, they round their backs to reach the desired areas. [They] must also hold their equipment. The weight of the equipment as well as the weight of the individual’s arms pull the body forward, creating a fulcrum in the thoracic or lumbar spine, depending on positioning of the client, thus requiring increased muscular force to maintain an upright position as well as increasing the tension placed on their core and upper back/neck’ it shows the amount of movements and strength that Cosmetologists use with every move is crucial and just worsens the pain by the minute.
Back pain is also a very interesting topic to talk about. I believe that if we could all help give hard working Cosmetologists the health benefits that they need such as chiropractors or back products. It will help decrease the pain, so everyone could enjoy their life free of back ache. There was conducted many interviews on various amount of Cosmetologists and many were caused by back problems throughout their years. On the article, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/barbers-hairstylists-and-cosmetologists.htm#tab-3 it is mentioned that, “Physical stamina is important, because they are on their feet for most of their shift” in a way assuring you and reminding you of the consequences leading onto working in the kind of environment Cosmetologists work on the daily.”
Cosmetologists are primarily affected by this problem though not only cosmetologists, this involves ALL labor workers. Though Chiropractors could be affected by this changed it wouldn’t be negatively because it could help them with clientele, I think chiropractors should be government issued for labor workers or given a cheaper price, so Cosmetologists and labor workers could actually be able to afford an appointment. In a website I read, https://www.docshop.com/education/chiropractic/cost it shows that, “Chiropractic services range from approximately $30 to $200 per session. Of course, each type of treatment has a different cost. For example, an initial consultation with a chiropractor may be provided at no charge, while a typical therapy session costs about $65 on average.” Showing the amount of money cosmetologists and other labor workers would have to put into getting an appointment at least once a month.
I learned that most cosmetologists though know that being a hairdresser isn’t easy and know the consequences that could be caused by their labor try not to make such a big deal out of it because it’s sort of like a bonus that comes with being a cosmetologists and don’t pay attention to it though the pain excoriating propose that to help fix all the back ache caused throughout the years we should give Cosmetologists benefits to getting help throughout the years with back ache. Cosmetologists want to enjoy their lives like any other human being not with the constant pain that most are burdened to live with after years as a Cosmetologists.
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