When Hannah Janzen first went to the University of Minnesota-Duluth, she dreamt of becoming a doctor.
In fact, she was studying so hard that neck and back pain – not to mention headaches – became an everyday part of her life.
“My now-fiance said I should go see a chiropractor,” said Janzen, now 23 and an intern at Family Chiropractic in Aitkin until April 16.
Janzen works Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 1-7 p.m.
Janzen said that her experience with her first chiropractor helped her not only with the pain in her neck and back, but also in approaching a childhood diagnosis of Type I diabetes through better nutrition.
That experience, she explained, helped her realize that the holistic approach chiropractic care offered would likely be a better career for her.
After finishing her undergraduate work in Duluth, Janzen enrolled as a chiropractic student at Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington.
Ironically, although she was born in Crosby, calls Palisade home and is a 2014 graduate of Aitkin High School, Janzen had not met her boss, Paul Kuiken.
“I just came here to shadow, because I grew up here,” Janzen said. “I like Dr. Kuiken because he keeps it simple.”