I am fed up with the popping and grating under my shoulder blade. My doctor diagnosed me with snapping scapula. He wants me to try a couple different treatments to see if I'll get better. But after all I've put up with, shouldn't I just go ahead and have a surgery to fix it?

Doctors generally want to try all other options before resorting to surgery. And snapping scapula responds well to non-operative treatments, especially if the problem is coming from the soft tissues around the shoulder blade. However, if the problem is caused by bony abnormalities, or if non-operative treatments clearly aren't helping, surgery may be necessary.