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His wife warned him – but did he listen? Nooo … 

Men’s Health – A 28-year-old Oklahoma man suffered a stroke after ‘popping’ his neck.

Josh Hader’s vertebral artery, which leads from the base of the neck to the brain, tore as a result of the common practice.

“The moment I heard the pop, everything on my left side started to go numb,” said Hader. “I got up and tried to get an ice pack from the fridge, and I remember I couldn’t walk straight.”

X-rays revealed Hader’s torn artery, and medical staff says the man’s injury could have been life-threatening.

Strokes in this region can leave patients incapacitated, according to McCollom.

Oklahoma man experienced double vision and had to wear an eyepatch for several days.

He also relied on a walker to move around and suffered from painful hiccups.

According to KOCO, Hader’s wife frequently asked him to stop the dangerous habit.

“His wife had been telling him, ‘Don’t pop your neck. You’re going to cause a stroke,’” said McCollom.

Although strokes related to neck popping are rare, medical professionals say there are other risks … Read more. 

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