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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X How does circumcision really affect your sex life? Here are the facts 2018-10-19 21:08 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 Lifestyle How does circumcision really affect your sex life? Here are the facts Lifestyle Do you feel sad after sex? This is why and what you can do about it Medical IBS – 4 symptoms that extend beyond your stomach Lifestyle Lung scans of smokers with COPD can reveal heart disease Lifestyle Here are the unexpected places where germs live Diet and nutrition For cod's sake, eat more seafood if you can From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.