Special Clinical Focus

  • Spinal conditions due to wear
  • Congenital and acquired spinal deformities – scoliosis, kyphosis (e.g. Bekhterev’s disease)
  • Tumours of the spinal column and spinal column metastases
  • Spinal instability
  • Inflammatory spinal conditions (e.g. rheumatoid arthritides, spondylodiscitides)
  • Accident-related spinal injuries

About us

Today, back pain is the most common reason for sick notes in Germany each year. In more than 85% of cases, no concrete cause for the problem can be found without comprehensive examination and diagnostics. But the pain persists. The Hamburg Spinal Centre of the Asklepios Hospital Nord is a multidisciplinary specialist centre, in which spinal surgeons, neurosurgeons, pain therapists and physiotherapists worked hand in hand. Here, you are not given just run-of-the-mill treatment but the Senior Consultant, Dr Sven Nagel, stands for individual and rapid treatment strategies, aimed at providing you with long-term relief as quickly as possible.

The range of services offered by Dr. Nagel and his colleagues includes e.g.:

  • Spinal conditions due to wear (such as spinal disc herniation, osteochondrosis or facet joint syndrome)
  • Congenital and acquired spinal deformities (such as scoliosis, kyphosis) instability e.g. following an injury
  • Osteoporotic spinal fractures, inflammatory conditions of the spinal column (such as rheumatism) and
  • Tumours and metastasis in the area of the spinal column.

For Dr Sven Nagel (Hamburg), however, surgery is the last resort among the treatment options. For Senior Consultant Dr Nagel, getting to the bottom of your pain has priority, with the aid of an in-depth history and diagnosis, and finding the cause of the pain and the problems. To this end, Dr Nagel has the most advanced diagnostic devices and procedures available.

As a patient in our facility, this gives you a clear advantage: the most up to date diagnostic techniques are used and you are given the most medically advanced treatment first hand and under one roof, namely in your Spinal Centre at the Hospital Asklepios Hospital Nord in Hamburg.

For us, patients and their condition takes centre stage. Whether you are young or old, whether you are athletically active or overly stressed at work, together with you, we will clarify the objectives you are still able to mark out for yourself and what treatment will be the best for your personal situation. Dr Nagel and his colleagues take your personal circumstances seriously!

Diagnostic Services

  • X-ray examination including whole spinal column imaging
  • Magnetic resonance tomography (3 tesla MRT)
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Myelography (contrast imaging of the spinal canal)
  • DEXA measurement (bone density measurement)


Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Foreign languages: English, French, Farsi, Arabic, Dutch

Privita comfort ward (accommodation in single-bed rooms with the ambience of a hotel and a variety of services and conveniences for Comfort Plus)

Leading Medicine Guide

of selected experts in the specialist field Spine / Spinal Surgery

Other services

  • Spinal disc herniation
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Spondylolisthesis (kinky back)
  • Bekhterev’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis


Airports near

  • Flughafen Hamburgca 6 km