X-rays revealed Hader's torn artery, and medical staff says the man's injury could have been life-threatening.
He used to be a police offer and had seen strokes occur in others in the past.
He went to the kitchen for an ice pack but couldn't walk straight. 'I quite literally was walking at a 45-degree angle'.
"He wanted to tell his wife he was sorry that he had popped his neck", McCollom said.
Mercy Hospital in Guthrie, Oklahoma. They can't move anything. "I can't do any of that", Hader said.More news: Kentucky Derby: Disqualification hands Country House win
For a 28-year-old man, doctors say it was a freak accident caused by a habit that can be unsafe.
However, this led to detrimental consequences as he suffered a serious stroke - just because he cracked his neck on 14 March!
The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the word F.A.S.T. This only makes you perform the habit more often.
Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms.
Doctors say while Hader was popping his neck, the 28-year-old managed to tear his vertebral artery, which is a crucial blood vessel that leads to the brain. They're locked in. They completely understand what's going on, but they can't communicate. They can't move anything. "Towards the end, they would make it nearly impossible for me to breathe for a few seconds and that was scary", he said.
Although the artery, tore, there was no bleeding into the brain, just a clot.More news: Demetrius Andrade on Possibly Facing Canelo Alvarez
Hader explained to the outlet he immediately knew something was wrong. "He could have died", Dr. Vance McCollom told the news outlet. After that, he was transported to the larger Mercy Hospital and was in the ICU for four days before being sent to inpatient therapy.
Hader has been recovering from the stroke, which left him wearing an eye patch because of an injured nerve, according to KOAT, and using a walker for several days. He also suffered from two weeks straight of hiccups but thankfully, his condition has improved a lot since then. 'At one point, I couldn't breathe.
"Double vision. Blurry vision", he said.
Joking in a Facebook post, he wrote: "I learned that I can still walk, although not as good as my one-year-old son".
The effects of a stroke depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and the amount of damage done. Also, he had a unusual side effect: painful hiccups that lasted for almost two weeks.
There is also a safer way to crack your neck, the doctor said.More news: Mumtaz`s daughter quashes death rumours, says former actress healthy and attractive