On Valentine’s Day 2023, We Gave Each Other the Gift of Pain-Free Health!

Charles & Diana Knox
May – Jun 2024 • Vol 4, No 10

Our names are Charles and Diana Knox. We are both born and raised in beautiful Montana and our home is in Montana City. We have three children and two grandchildren. We are active outdoors people—hiking, snowshoeing, boating, driftwood hunting, exploring in our ATV.


I have always enjoyed many outdoor activities, like motorcycling and four-wheeling, but that all came to a halt in 2015 when I was involved in a car accident in Missouri. A girl driving 75 miles per hour rear-ended me, causing severe damage to my neck cervical nerve.

I experienced excruciating pain in my neck and shoulders. I tried everything—physical therapy, chiropractor care… Nothing worked! I am a corporate pilot, and it was very difficult at times as we sit forward, often looking down at the flight computers to program them. The pain was actually worse at work as I was in such a confined space.

After seven long years of misery, I came across Tony Robbins’s book, “Life Force,” where he claimed Human Umbilical Cord Tissue (HUCT) therapy saved his shoulder after struggling with spinal stenosis and a torn rotator cuff for 14 years. I was so inspired by his successful recovery that I began extensively researching the subject.

My wife has bad knees, so we made an appointment with Dr. Spence at the Joint Repair & Life Enhancement Clinic in Bozeman. We were given a diet and a supplement protocol, and received our treatment at the Helena Clinic on February 14th, 2023—Valentine’s Day! I received HUCT and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections in both sides of my neck. I noticed improvement shortly after the injections, and within six weeks, I experienced a total recovery. I was ecstatic! For the first time in years, I could move my neck and shoulders without pain. At 59 years of age, I was able to resume all of my former outdoor activities.


My story began in the summer of 2016 when I was employed at an arboretum and garden center. I was kneeling on the ground doing some planting when I noticed a slight pain in both knees. The pain was minimal, so I continued working through the fall of that year.

Things began to change in 2019, when my husband and I were planning a sightseeing trip to New York City. By this time, the pain was unbearable, so I scheduled a visit with an orthopedic surgeon who gave me a cortisone injection in my right knee, which worked as a temporary band-aid so that I could enjoy our trip. Its pain-blocking effects wore off in just three months, and it did nothing to benefit or improve my degenerating knee.

In 2022, the pain in my right knee became so severe that even walking was excruciating and stairs were pretty much out of the question. So back to the surgeon I went. The conclusion from the X-rays revealed that I was bone-on-bone. I was given the choice of either getting it “cleaned up” by arthroscopic surgery or a total knee replacement. I chose arthroscopic surgery—anything but a total knee replacement! I knew it was just another band-aid, but at least I could get outside and enjoy my activities once again.

By late 2023, my knee took a turn for the worse. I could no longer walk my dogs, which saddened me. I had to use the hand railing to get up and down stairs. I remember laying on the bed in such pain that I just rolled back and forth in tears. Now what? Knee r