Thursday, February 9, 2017


MY Spine Solution - Visiting Phoenix, AZ

Time is running out and so are spaces for one-on-one consultations to review your spine case for MOTION PRESERVATION as a solution to avoid spinal fusion!

Only a few slots left on Feb. 17, & 18th (Friday & Saturday) to meet ONE-ON-ONE with our Surgeons from ONZ in Germany with other 15 years of experience doing Motion Preservation solutions with ADR (Artificial Disc Replacement) to help patients get back to living a happy active life and avoid fusion surgeries of both the Lumbar and Cervical Spine.

Contact Dr. Meier NOW : 720-987-7732

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The My Spine Solution / German Spine Specialists Team along with Dr. Illerhaus from ONZ in Germany are coming to CANADA for Patient Seminars.
Currently booking 20-30 minute in person consults for the following dates:

July 1-3, 2016 = Toronto patient seminars
Sept 9-11, 2016 = "DESTINATION HEALTH" - visit our booth = Ottawa
Sept 11-13, 2016 = Ottawa patient seminars

To schedule a time contact our Canadian Liaison:

You will need your MRI (recent w/i the last year) and x-rays taken standing (A-P, Lateral, Extension, Flexion views (recent w/i the last year)). 


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Toronto, CANADA - German Spine Team One-On-One Consults!

Upcoming Spine Pain Intervention Consults:

Meet with ONZ Team & Spine Surgeon:
• Toronto CANADA – March 4-6, 2016

Items needed to see the doctor and his team are:
Preferred recent within the last year.

1. MRI of Lumbar or Cervical
(Preferred on CD/DVD. MRI images on films will be accepted)

2. X-Rays needed are: A/P, Lateral, Extension & Flexion.
(Preferred on CD/DVD, films will be also accepted)

3. For Hip or Knee info - an MRI, or A/P & Lateral X-Rays:
(Preferred on CD/DVD, films will be also accepted)

This is an opportunity to meet with our German Surgeon personally and review your personal Spine Solution with your MRI & X-rays. Scheduled time slots of up to 30 minutes are available on first contact.

Contact: for appointment bookings

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sharing a personal Testimonial on Dr. Bierstedt and ADR surgery

Date: 4. Juni 2015 02:32:00 MESZ
To: "Petersen, Malte" <>

Hi All - here are my sentences:

"Today I installed my dock in the lake I live on. It takes a ton-and-half hoist tool and, being geared for leverage, dozens of arm and shoulder extensions and contractions to winch it down into place. Bent over cranking, some bucket sitting. After that, the installation of twenty wooden sections made of treated lumber for the decking; average weight of each section 40 lbs. I use the ManStrong method; walk to the stack, pick up a section, carry it down the hill, bend over and put it in place. Stand up and repeat 19 more times. Every few sections, drop to my knees to rescrew loose boards.  After, since the rain hadn't started yet, I had time to mow. My lake lot is 100 feet x 400 feet. About a 20 degree upslope. Lots of trees to weave around...dozens and dozens of swaths up and down the hill. That old mower is not self propelled, either. I'd gotten behind on my home chores because I have been back at my job working so much.The place is summer ready now.

Why does this matter? A little over a year ago, postoperatively, I couldn't take even one step on my own without the aid of an aluminum walker. Could not stand on my own feet unaided. Couldn't put one foot in front of the other without an assistive device. Couldn't wad a piece of paper with my left hand and my right wasn't far behind. Forget stairways, hills, street curbs. Could barely sleep even one hour. Then up for two. Repeat til dawn. What happened to me? I had 6 levels of arthroscopy performed on my osteocytic spondolytic degeneratively disced spine by Dr. Thomas Bierstedt. C4/5, 5/6 and 6/7; L2/3, 4/5 and L5/S1. Cervical one week; lumbar one week later. Five artificial motion preservation devices and one fusion. He's my Mad Scientist and I am FOREVER grateful that I met him, the entire ONZ staff, the wonderful professionals at Elizabeth Krankenhaus Hospital in Hattingen and the amazing staff at Medicos Rehabilitation Center. This is no exaggeration; they all honestly gave me my life back. 

I considered and then embarked on an unknown course because I had to. Six levels of fusion in the United States would have doomed me; professionally and personally. The ONZ team, which I have seen encompasses all those I mentioned above, in a start-to-finish regimen, had my answer. I wholeheartedly and confidently recommend and applaud them for their forward thinking and innovative solutions. I honestly could not have been in better hands. And in case you wonder, I have received no compensation, fee reduction, or any other consideration whatsoever for saying so. This comes from my heart."

Edward Sparks

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

German Spine Team – ADR consultations in Canada

NEXT Spine Pain Intervention Consults with the ONZ Spine Surgeons:

• Calgary & Alberta – June, 16 & 17

• Winnipeg & Manitoba – June 18, 19, 20

This is an opportunity to meet with our German Surgeon personally and review your personal Spine Solution with your MRI & X-rays. Scheduled time slots of up to 30 minutes are available on first contact.

Contact: for appointment bookings

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Past German Spine ADR Solutions to Pain Intervention Consults:

Meet w/ Surgeon  -  Dr Illerhaus & Malte Petersen:

            • Houston, TX – April, 16 - 17:

Items needed to see the doctor and his team are:
Preferred recent within the last year:

1.    MRI of Lumbar or Cervical
       (Preferred on CD/DVD.  MRI images on films will be accepted)

2.    X-Rays needed are:  A/P, Lateral, Extension & Flexion.
       (Preferred on CD/DVD, films will be also accepted)

3.    For Hip or Knee info - an MRI, or A/P & Lateral X-Rays:
       (Preferred on CD/DVD, films will be also accepted)

This is an opportunity to meet with our German Surgeon personally and review your personal Spine Solution with your MRI & X-rays.

for appointment bookings.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dr. Bierstedt Germany ADR

Last week I posted on our media page about laminectomies and some information those considering getting one should take into account. We had more conversation from that post than any we have ever had. We also had a doctor, I presume was from the U.S. post that he agreed with most of what I posted, but thought that all option should be exhausted before ADR surgery.

Now lets stop for a moment and think about this. 

How much money spent on costly procedures that may or may not produce any relief and if so only temporarily, pain and suffering, emotional distress, family distress, time lost from work due to pain, suffering or getting these costly procedures done should one actually endure?  How much money, time and suffering?

What I mean by that, is to have Dr. Bierstedt in Germany with the specialists at ONZ Germany, review your case to determine if you are a candidate for ADR ( Artificial Disc Replacement )  costs $0.00.  Dr. Bierstedt has done thousands of ADR surgeries and is regarded as one of the most precise surgeons in the world.  He has done more Cervical ADR's than any other surgeon in the world, and has also done thousands of Lumbar ADR's as well.

To get a ONE Level ADR Lumbar or Cervical including all hospital pre-surgery test, 7 day stay in the hospital, 7 days stay at our hotel after release from the hospital, post-op rehabilitation each day after surgery at out state of the art rehab facility, and the actual cost for surgery runs about 26,000 Euros, additional levels if needed are only an additional 5,000 Euros. Rendering the cost of a 3 level around 35,000 Euros. Of course there is the cost to fly over there as well. The good news is that once you have ADR surgery you are functioning nearly immediately. Granted there is soreness from having surgery, but myself, I was up and walking all over the grounds of the hospital 2 days after surgery and was already able to use my previously non-functioning arm due to pinched nerves at C5/C6 rendering my left arm useless.

How much suffering did I endure before finding Germany to get surgery done? Well, I had an epidural injection, that wasted a day of my life, cost $1500 and gave me ZERO relief. I paid for 2 sets of steroid packs to tone down the never pain that made sleep somewhat bearable, however 2 is the limit. I wasted 6 months of my life gradually getting worse and worse, getting angry and frustrated and losing clients at my business because of it. I was sent to a spine surgeon in Denver, CO, that didn't even have time to see me, instead I was only allowed to meet his assistant for consultation. Then I was set up for surgery to have a fusion 2 weeks later, still not to meet the actual surgeon. Then there is the cost for an irreversible procedure (i.e. Fusion) that again will cause adjacent levels to fail and put me back on the hospital in 18 mo. to 5 years for another fusion...

How much does Fusion surgery cost?

  • On average, the prices for spinal fusion surgery are going to range anywhere from $50,000 to as much as $150,000 without any sort of insurance.  With insurance, the prices will depend on your coverage.  It is best to talk with your insurance to get more information, this should be done before scheduling the surgery.
Now, I did not waste time having a discectomy which is also a temporary may or may not help procedure. Discectomy is known as a "MUSE" in Germany. That stands for "Medically Useless Surgical Exercise". Laminectomy also may or may not work and temporarily if it does. Done bilaterally they take the entire spinous out and leave the spinal cord unprotected. Considered barbaric in Germany. Why? Because for 26,000 Euros, you can be as nearly back to normal as possible with ADR surgery (primarily done with the M6 Lumbar or M6 Cervical ADR prosthesis with Dr. Bierstedt in Germany or Dr. Illerhaus). 

And yet, people choose to suffer trying to get their insurance to pay for all these medically useless alternatives, losing days from work, suffering, gaining more needless scar tissue, compromising their spine further, taking steroids and pain meds that also destroy the body.  When all they really need to do is get a COST FREE evaluation of the spine and possibly fly to Germany, meet in person with Dr. Bierstedt at ONZ, and get their life back!

If you are ready, we are waiting to help!

My Spine Solution / German Spine Specialists ~ Team Liaison