Biting Off More Than She Could Chew

Nicola Peate tried to eat a  a "triple-patty" burger at Almost Famous Burgers in Liverpool, England. It didn't go so well, as the effort left her in pain -which just got worse. By the next morning, it was so bad that she went to the hospital and found that her jaw was dislocated!

An x-ray in the emergency department at the Royal Liverpool university hospital confirmed her fears and a doctor quickly manipulated her jaw back into place using his thumbs.

"The minute it went back in it was like turning a tap off in my head," Peate said.

"All the tension just went."

A second x-ray assured medics that everything was back to normal and she was discharged and warned to "stifle yawns" and not to open her jaw too far for a fortnight.

Peate has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which means she has hyper-flexible joints that are unstable and therefore prone to dislocation, so she has visited many hospitals over the years.

The restaurant has offered Peate another burger on the house -complete with cutlery and painkillers if necessary. Link -via Digg

(Image credit: Royal Liverpool university hospital/PA)


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