I've been having back pain since last August. I've been to one physician and three nurse practitioners since then because the back pain wouldn't go away. The pain would hurt when I moved and when I didn't move. Also, I get a sharp pain in the back or a steady ache that is sometimes relieved with ibuprofen, muscle relaxers, heat, and rest. They all said that they felt it was muscular. I saw a new physician a few weeks ago and she ordered labs and put an order in for an MRI. My labs showed elevated amylase at 160 U/L (Lab's range is 28-100U/L). My lipase was within range at 32 U/L (Lab's range is 13-60 U/L). I had the MRI on 5/22/14. The MRI showed no spinal or muscular abnormalities. My physician then ordered a CT scan without contrast, which I had on 06/02/14, because I had a weird reaction to it previously, but they made me drink a lot of water for the CT. It showed no abnormalities, but the radiologist said that viewing of the pancreas was incomplete because the scan was done without contrast. I had a CT scan 4 years ago with contrast and the radiologist mentioned the possible appearance of sludge, but an ultrasound ruled that out. I know no one's a doctor here, but does this sound more like a pancreatic problem than a gallbladder problem? I should mention that I have Hashimoto's and I take hydrocortisone for weak adrenal glands. I have an appointment scheduled to see a GI specialist soon.