I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

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I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby Sarcastic on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:57 am

Mine didn't fully lock in place like this guy's in the video, but this is the only fix when it happens. They pump you up with a drug so you're totally disoriented because of the amount of pain you are about to be in and physically snap your jaw back into position. O.M.G..

This is what happens.
http://portlandtmjclinic.com/tmj-disorders/dislocation-of-the-tmj-disk.html

This is the video.


So what happened? I was eating a Powerbar. It was cold and it's chewy so I was kinda fighting it. I opened my mouth wide at one point and I felt one (joint) bone get on top of the other at the right end of jaw right under the ear. I felt like it was getting stuck, so I quickly moved my jaw sideways and bit down. Heard a loud snapping sound like a bone broke (didn't). Pain and numbness for a while. Went away shortly, but over the next few days I'd wake up with my bite being off to the side and seeing my jaw crooked in the mirror. Popping and grinding noises (bone on bone) when moving the jaw around. Unable to open mouth fully without something physically preventing it. Soreness from right side, to the botton, all the way to the left side of the entire jaw.

It can happen to anyone at any time. You may yawn too wide. Eat. Laugh. And out it goes. I have a mouthgard now and hopefully it will be enough. If it snaps back out again over the next few weeks, I may have to get my jaw wired for about a month and a half. Hopefully, I won't need surgery.

I am not a happy person right now.
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby Rylan on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:59 am

ouch
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby Gaucho on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:59 am

Rylan wrote:ouch
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Postby Gaucho on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:00 pm

Best wishes.
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby steelhammer on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:04 pm

Gaucho wrote:
Rylan wrote:ouch


Godspeed.
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:18 pm

That stinks. Hope the mouthguard does the trick.
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby BigMcK on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:06 pm

Being that this is a litigious society in which we live and not once did you mention a class-action lawsuit being brought against Powerbar blaming them as the reason you opened your jaw too wide. You, sir, are a true gentleman.

Hope you feel better. Jaw being wired closed sounds like no fun.

Spoiler:
It also makes everything you say sound like gibberish.
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby The Snapshot on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:22 pm

BigMcK wrote:Being that this is a litigious society in which we live and not once did you mention a class-action lawsuit being brought against Powerbar blaming them as the reason you opened your jaw too wide. You, sir, are a true gentleman.

Hope you feel better. Jaw being wired closed sounds like no fun.

Spoiler:
It also makes everything you say sound like gibberish.


I'm not buying the Powerbar story.... :pop:

I caught a slapshot in the face back in March and while my jaw was not broken the little bone that runs between your ear and cheekbone was crushed in. Couldn't close my mouth for 14 days til surgery. It is very annoying not being able to eat solid foods. My jaw wasn't wired shut, but was in effect wired open.
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby Sarcastic on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:23 pm

I'm not going to sue Powerbar. I've eaten those things for years. Just bad luck, I guess.

I hope they won't need to wire it shut. When they do, they give you wire cutters in case you start choking or throwing up. You know. So you didn't die.

For now, I was instructed to not open my mouth much. East soft foods, soups, no hard or extended chewing. Keep my mouth closed as much as I can. Wear the guard throughout the day and especially while sleeping for protection. Hopefully, things will strengthen inside and this could be the end of it.

But I am in shock over this.
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Postby Sarcastic on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:24 pm

The Snapshot wrote:I'm not buying the Powerbar story.... :pop:


It was. I swear on the Holy Bible.
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby The Snapshot on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:25 pm

Sarcastic wrote:
The Snapshot wrote:I'm not buying the Powerbar story.... :pop:


It was. I swear on the Holy Bible.


OK, I'll allow it. :lol:
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby The Snapshot on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:26 pm

Sarcastic wrote:I'm not going to sue Powerbar. I've eaten those things for years. Just bad luck, I guess.

I hope they won't need to wire it shut. When they do, they give you wire cutters in case you start choking or throwing up. You know. So you didn't die.

For now, I was instructed to not open my mouth much. East soft foods, soups, no hard or extended chewing. Keep my mouth closed as much as I can. Wear the guard throughout the day and especially while sleeping for protection. Hopefully, things will strengthen inside and this could be the end of it.

But I am in shock over this.


Seriously, I wish you the best. See my story posted above. I feel your pain.
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby Sarcastic on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:32 pm

So you know how I feel. It's pretty terrifying to have something mechanically wrong with the jaw preventing you from opening or closing it in the right manner.

Is your jaw OK now?
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Postby The Snapshot on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:44 pm

Sarcastic wrote:So you know how I feel. It's pretty terrifying to have something mechanically wrong with the jaw preventing you from opening or closing it in the right manner.

Is your jaw OK now?


Yeah, mine was relatively minor surgery. They slit your temple (7 staples), wiggle a fancy screwdriver down behind that bone and wiggle it around until it seems good. :lol:

That is the exact way the Surgeon explained it, which of course made me like him all the more. He did mention the chance of permanent facial paralysis, although that chance was very small....

I was eating Salmon in the recovery room, so hungry at that time.
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby Sarcastic on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:47 pm

Glad your face is OK. We're too brittle. Break bones. Get sick. Someone somewhere screwed up the formula.
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Postby Gaucho on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:10 pm

Someone somewhere never wanted Powerbars to be invented.
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Postby viva la ben on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:18 pm

Glad you're alright....shocking this doesn't happen more often in competitive eating.
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Postby Shyster on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:22 pm

I wish I were one of Sarcastic’s personal friends. I can easily think of two or three excellent things to say to bust his ***** that would totally get me banned from LGP for life if I were to post them here.
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Postby Rylan on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:30 pm

Shyster wrote:I wish I were one of Sarcastic’s personal friends. I can easily think of two or three excellent things to say to bust his ***** that would totally get me banned from LGP for life if I were to post them here.


:lol: :fist:
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Postby columbia on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:33 pm

You could do it and test the system. :pop:
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby Sarcastic on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:47 pm

You can PM me if you're desperate, Shy. Rylan and I talked privately a little and I basically admitted that my g/f isn't happy about this either, seeing my jaw could be out of action for a month or two. It's all good. We're adults here.
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Postby Gaucho on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:51 pm

Shyster wrote:I wish I were one of Sarcastic’s personal friends. I can easily think of two or three excellent things to say to bust his ***** that would totally get me banned from LGP for life if I were to post them here.


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Postby Gaucho on Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:06 pm

Obscure reference, I know.
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Postby mac5155 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:09 pm

lollol
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Re: I dislocated my jaw.... :o(

Postby The Snapshot on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:47 pm

Sarcastic wrote:You can PM me if you're desperate, Shy. Rylan and I talked privately a little and I basically admitted that my g/f isn't happy about this either, seeing my jaw could be out of action for a month or two. It's all good. We're adults here.


I don't get it...... :pop:
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