Dr. Brian Hawkins helped me recover jaw mobility, range of motion and function where others have failed. After severe osteoradionecrosis from 45 high dose throat cancer radiation treatments, the staff at Scripps and UCSD told me I should just accept the ‘new normal’ of a severely limited 5–7 mm jaw opening. This effectively restricted me to a totally liquid diet, CPAP for breathing, and continuous pain. Normal jaw opening is 40–50 mm and I was severely limited an my ability to eat, drink, talk and breathe.
Dr. Hawkins, let me know that it would take time, but he was certain that we could permanently restore most of my functional range of motion and eating function.
It’s been about nine months and I now have 35–40 mm of jaw opening. I am now living what is essentially a ‘normal’ life. I can eat, drink, speak and for all appearances can function normally in the world.
I strongly urge you to see Dr. Hawkins, and allow him to guide you through the healing process. He is a blessing to me and my family, and his dedication, skill and insight have literally given me a new chance at living a normal life.