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Back Problems board

Hey guys,
I am researching a drug that my husband is on. He is two weeks post op
level one spinal fusion (L5-S1) and doing well. He is moving around the house nicely and we seem to have his pain under control. The doctor at the hospital sent him home on Ativan. Have any of you guys been on this after fusion? What is it's purpose? I know it is an anti anxiety med; however, I didn't know my husband was a candidate for this type of med... :)--He is on Skelaxin, Lyrica, Hydrocodone, and Ativan. Any insight any of you have as to why he's taking Ativan would be much appreciated.