Aug 22 2013 by Rebecca Koncienzcy, Ormskirk Advertiser
A BURGER-LOVER dislocated her jaw while attempting to tackle a triple-decker burger.
Nicola Peate from Ormskirk was on a work night out at the Almost Famous restaurant in Liverpool which led to a trip to A&E after the dining disaster.
The 25-year-old said: “I didn’t think I’d dislocated it – you don’t expect it to happen eating a burger. But I tried to eat it with a knife and fork and couldn’t. I couldn’t open my mouth fully. It felt like I had cramp in my tongue, then I started to get an earache and a headache.
“The next morning I woke up and felt really, really ill. Then it started to feel like it was in my jaw and I knew I’d dislocated it.”
An X-ray at the Liverpool Royal confirmed the dislocation, and a doctor had to manipulate Nicola's jaw back into place with his thumbs.
Nicola, who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, has hyper- flexible joints, more prone to dislocation as a result.
A spokeswoman for Almost Famous said: “This is definitely the first instance of jaw dislocation as a result of an Almost Famous burger we've ever heard of. We all cringed at the thought of someone's jaw being popped back into place, but we're all glad Nicola is OK.”