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A WOMAN bit off more than she could chew at a burger bar when she was left nurs­ing a dis­lo­cated jaw.

Ni­cola Peate, 25, had to have her jaw moved back into place by medics af­ter it locked while she tried to get her teeth around a “triple-patty” burger at a Liver­pool restau­rant.

The so­cial me­dia man­ager ini­tially tried to laugh it off when the in­ci­dent hap­pened dur­ing a work night out at the Al­most Fa­mous diner.

Af­ter her fi­ance, Neil Dock­ing, fin­ished the re­main­der of the ‘Kids in Amer­ica Burger’, con­tain­ing pret­zels and can­died ba­con, the pair made their way home obliv­i­ous to the se­ri­ous­ness of the in­jury.

But by the time Ni­cola, from Orm­skirk, Lancs, went to work the next day the pain had be­come un­bear­able.

She said: “I didn’t think that 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 the whole side of my head was hurt­ing. Then it started to feel like it was in my jaw.”

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