A nightmare that nobody would like to experience. It all started as a result of a physiological need: feed. In the UK, a woman claimed that she bought a triple burger and dislocated jaw by taking a bite. As a result of the incident, he said that his life it was ruined.
Holly strevens has 34 years and lives in the city of Portsmouth, England. She recalled that the episode occurred in September 2004. That day, he was at home when he decided to call KFC and ask delivery: ordered a Wicked Zinger Burger, which consisted of two fried chicken medallions stacked next to a hash brown, known in spanish What potato croquette.
“I was eating while watching TV and suddenly I felt a loud popping noise. Was the joint on the left side of my jaw. It seemed normal, but the feeling was horrible: did not stop ‘lock and unlock‘. At that moment I should have stretched too much mouth when biting the hamburger, “he told the agency Caters. The British woman was diagnosed with a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
Burger. A combo similar to the one the woman asked for at that time.
What is TMJ disorder
“The temporomandibular joint acts as a sliding hinge, that connects the jaw to the skull. You have a joint on each side of your jaw. Temporomandibular joint disorders can cause pain on the joint of the jaw and in the muscles that control the movement of the jaw, “reported the Mayo Clinic, a non-profit organization in the United States, on its website.
Strevens commented that in recent years he underwent five operations and they placed 12 screws. As he explained, supports daily severe pain, non-epileptic seizures and suffers from anxiety. Also, he can’t eat “nothing chewy” neither Lasted.
Injury. The scar that remained after the operation. Photo: Holly Strevens.
Lost his job
On the other hand, the woman He lost his job as a clerk in an office. “Throughout these years, I had a lot leave timeas I was in and out of the doctors and pain it affected my life. People open their mouths up 35 mm, but the movement of my jaw is reduced to 13 mm. I also developed arthritis in my left jaw with cysts in the joint, “he told Caters.
In 2017, a surgeon performed an open joint replacement: they replaced the tissue on the left side of the jaw by a “artificial disc“Unfortunately, his condition did not improve. At present, he expects to be same operation but on the right side, since it produces the chronic pain.
Young. A heat pack is placed on the jaw to relieve pain. Photo: Holly Strevens.
“I regret having eaten it”
Strevens wants fast food restaurants reduce the size of the burgers in order, according to his vision, to prevent another incident of this type from occurring.
“I regret having eaten the burger. It changed my life. Now I am disabled and I completely lost my independence. My mental health worsened and I have anxiety because I might have a seizure when I’m alone. I hope they replace the right side of my jaw to end the incessant chronic pain“, declared to the same means.