Home > News Updated 01 September 2014 Crazy pictures of China's 'Giraffe Boy' A 15 year old Chinese boy has been found to have 3 extra vertebrae in his neck, earning him the unusual moniker. 6 Quirky China News Most humans have 7 cervical vertrabrae forming their neck. This is the uppermost part of the spinal cord and connects the spine to the head.Fu Wenghui, however, has 10. This has caused the 15-year old resident of Beijing, China, a large amount of health issues, reported the Daily Mail. These issues have caused the young man agonising pain which he has suffered through for years.Technically, Fu suffers form cogenital scoliosis a birth defect caused by vertebrae that are not properly formed. He also has an abnormally-formed chest frame.Scoliosis is not uncommon as a whole, though it normally presents in much milder ways. One of the most frequent forms is through a spine which is curved, causing discomfort even though it may not be visible to the naked eye.The condition was diagnosed when Fu was 6 year's old and has plagued him ever since. He has been unable to walk properly and is often the source of unwanted attention.Fortunately, there is hope for Fu as a local charity have raised enough funds to sponsor his surgery. Doctors at the Chaoyang hospital are in the planning stages of what will likely be a highly complex surgery, reports Rex.This is the latest piece of strange health news to come out of China since July when parts of a city were put under quarantine following a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague.Earlier this year another young chinese boy was found to be able to see in the dark due to having eyes similar to those of a catRead more:All about ScoliosisBack problems a R2 billion industry in SA Boy has 232 teeth surgically removed Harry Phillips More in News Helmets don't always prevent motocross injuries in kids More: News advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 6 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Fitness Helmets don't always prevent motocross injuries in kids Medical Nose cartilage used to repair injured knees Medical SEE: 12 Things you didn't know about the brain Lifestyle 5 summer essentials to add to your child’s school bag Medical Why type 2 diabetics should take a walk after dinner Sex US STIs hit all-time high in 2015 From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.