“The key to making major swings of progress and success is to find those small hinges and focus on growing, improving, and becoming the best in the world at those small hinges.” – Darren Hardy

Out of all the joints in the human body, which joints provide the most influence to your overall ability to function in an optimal state? Is it your feet? Knees? Hands? Spinal Joints? Our body is full of joints and the debate could go on which ones are vital to the function of everyday living. This reminds me of a story that Reggie Gold, DC told about which organ is the most important within the body.

“The Most Important Body Part—One day the different parts of the body were having an argument to see which should be in charge. The brain said ‘I do all the thinking so I’m the most important and I should be in charge.’ The eyes said ‘I see everything and let the rest of you know where we are, so I’m the most important and I should be in charge.’ The hands said ‘Without me we wouldn’t be able to pick anything up or move anything. So I’m the most important and I should be in charge.’ The stomach said ‘I turn the food we eat into energy for the rest of you. Without me, we’d starve. So I’m the most important and I should be in charge.’ The legs said ‘Without me we wouldn’t be able to move anywhere. So I’m the most important and I should be in charge.’ Then the rectum said ‘I think I should be in charge.’ All the rest of the parts said ‘YOU? You don’t do anything! You’re not important! You can’t be in charge.’ So the rectum closed up. After a few days, the legs were all wobbly, the stomach was all queasy, the hands were all shaky, the eyes were all watery, and the brain was all cloudy. They all agreed that they couldn’t take any more of this and agreed to put the rectum in charge. The moral of the story: You don’t have to be the most important to be in charge, just an a*&#$%.”

Everything within the human body is vital to the overall function of wellbeing due to the principle that Aristotle quoted—“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This quote and the story about which organ is the most important relies on the concept of synergy and the necessity of everything working together.

A higher quality of life, or synergy within the human body, is similar to success in life. It relies upon the small details. The small details of the trillions of cells or every joint performing their duties for the greater good of the body.

Your journey to a higher quality of life does not have to be complicated. Simplicity is brevity and one simple concept to understand is the influence of spinal hinges impacting your health and wellbeing.

A hinge is a moveable joint that opens and closes or one that connects linked objects. The spine has hinges or joints that affect your wellbeing and can be key to making major swings of influence to a higher quality of life. Spinal joints serve to protect and direct the neurological system. Don’t let these hinges can go unnoticed or under-appreciated. If your spine is not moving or protecting the neurological system due to the hinge not functioning properly, then the synergy of the human body can be lost.

Make a major swing to a higher quality of wellbeing by investing into your spinal hinges with regular chiropractic adjustments. When you invest into optimal spinal function, there can be a positive influence on the neurological system and wholeness.

Trent Scheidecker, DC


Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of Woodbury | Owner & Chiropractor
Trent Scheidecker, DC frequently visited his chiropractor when he was in high school and knew the benefits he experienced were worth the time and investment to become a chiropractor. He wanted to help his community experience a higher quality of life through regular chiropractic care. In 2010 Trent founded ChiroWay in Woodbury and since that time has served over 3,000 clients. He has been named “Best of Woodbury” in Woodbury Magazine seven times. Trent has also mentored colleagues in practice and franchised ChiroWay in 2012. Today, there are 8 ChiroWay locations throughout Minnesota.