The 54 year old photographer, who hails from San Diego, has partially attracted discussion and headlines due to his unusual appearance.
To those not in the know, the reason he has ‘no neck’ is due to a condition called Klippel Feil syndrome. Also known as cervical vertebral fusion, this is a rare congenital disease.
The condition affects the development of the bones in the spine, and those born with it usually have two or more spinal bones fuse abnormally in the neck.
A common set of features is a short neck, restricted movement in the upper spine, back and neck pain, a low hairline at the back of the head and increased risk of severe spinal injury.
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