Fu Wengui is a Chinese teenager living who lives with an extremely long neck. While the usual human cervical vertebrae consists of 7 bones, Wengui has ten! The extra bones cause pressure on the nerves in his neck, resulting in pain and difficulties with ambulation. According to Wengui’s father, Fu Genyou, when he goes out in public, he causes a stir.
In addition to extra bones in the neck, Wengui also suffers from other conditions. At the age of six, he was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis and an abnormal chest frame. Congenital scoliosis is a rare (occurring in just 1 in 10,000 newborns) deformity that causes a sideways curvature of the spine. It is present at birth and caused by a malformation of the spine.